The children’s ministry leader informed me that they didn’t have anyone to do video, and could I do that instead. He kindly informed me that he had the utmost confidence in my ability to do it (which I really appreciated), so I nervously said, “Sure.”
I have never done video (other than short filmings of my precious kids). I am not a videographer, hence my hesitation, but I did it knowing that it would be stretching, and stretching always brings more growth. I am learning to take these opportunities that are presented despite the fears and insecurities that may be going on inside.
As artists, I can’t help but wonder how many times we are held back because we feel our abilities will prevent the final product from being perfect. I know I struggle with that so much. But I am continually learning to step out, perfect or not, because once again it’s a part of this creative journey I’m on with a creative God!
Two days in, I started feeling a little more comfortable with this different equipment, relaxed my shoulders a bit, and even enjoyed something new. Then I was asked to do interviews which brought a whole new element of stretching. So.not.me. But you know what I learned? I was so out of my comfort zone behind the camera, but I think those that I was interviewing felt even more out of their comfort zone. After I realized that it wasn’t about me, I tried to walk in confidence and do my best to encourage those that I was interviewing. That’s my learning curve. Thankfully, I don’t have to do final edits. That’s an even greater step of growth! One step (or maybe two) at a time…
Linking up with Jennifer @ Studio JRU for Sneak Peek Friday.